Happy seventh anniversary

Before the Mast!


Peace with Spain was signed in February 1720. In late April its news arrived to the West Indies, so all the Navies got allied against the common foe – pirates, making their trade more difficult to survive. Which side are you on?

Be ye a pirate, a naval officer, a slave or a lady, you will find a place aboard one of our four ships or live on a paradise island. Men aboard any ship are strongly recommended as first characters, and civilians as secondary ones. No more female sailors are allowed.

We are not the usual sandboxy RPG, neither a narrative-driven one, but a story-focused writing community where each actively writing character can make a difference and an impact on the overall plot. We are writing collaboratively a coherent story with many sideplots aside of it. We also have guides to help you with the time setting, and are more influenced by historical events rather than following them by the history books!

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Elena - Fleet Admiral
Mascha - Fleet Admiral


Port de Paix dwellers

The inhabitants of Port de Paix, a French colony, are now busy with celebrating Saint Jean d'Ete and a wedding among the highest nobility. Time for everyone who happens to be in Port de Paix to know them better… and to add your personal flavour to the holiday!



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Name Level Group Joined Posts Photo
Addie Montgomery Landlubbers 7-August 17 0
Adoracion deChucho Deceased 8-January 14 88
Adrien Lefévre French Navy 6-May 14 57
Aimhirghin McGrath Pirates 21-October 16 18
Aine Stern Civilians 30-November 14 18
Aiyana Civilians 8-November 13 20
Alain de Cormeilles Civilians 26-January 14 23
Alexandros Perivolakis French Navy 1-August 16 18
Alyx Landlubbers 23-April 15 0
Andrea Costa Pirates 15-October 13 336
Ansel Konrad Deceased 8-April 14 27
Barder Crow Landlubbers 28-July 17 1
Beatrice Rinaldi Civilians 1-May 15 16
Bee Landlubbers 5-January 17 1
Blades Landlubbers 19-May 17 0
Calista Rendón Deceased 26-January 14 9
Carmen de Lafont Civilians 15-October 13 109
Casimir St. John Pirates 29-January 14 262
Celestine-Teres Couvertier Civilians 16-July 14 6
Christian Lécuyer French Navy 26-January 14 34
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